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Environmental news: Cabinet approves agreement on fisheries, climate change plans and water management

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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2023. 4:28 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The transformation of Belize’s environmental policies continues with approval from Cabinet on several plans and agreements.

Cabinet has given its approval for the ratification of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, which will establish new global rules for eliminating harmful subsidies and protecting global fish stocks.

The Executive has endorsed the updated National Climate Change Policy, Strategy and Master Plan, the Low Emission Development Strategy, and the National Climate Finance Strategy as national documents. Additionally, Cabinet gave its approval to provide support for the coordination, mainstreaming, and implementation of appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to pursue low-carbon and climate-resilient development pathways.

Finally, Cabinet requested that a subcommittee comprising Sustainable Development, Energy, Natural Resources, Rural Development and Agriculture meet to follow up on the strategies for water resources management, including aquifers (ground) and surface water.

 

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